Open Daily 9:30–6:00, Everyday

No. 48, Aung Tun Oo Street, Maw Leik Quarter, Sittwe, Arakan












Than Kyaw Htay is a renowned contemporary artist from Myanmar, born in 1978 in Sittwe, Rakhine State. He studied under prominent artists, including U Soe Htay, U Tun Aye, U Win Pe Myint, U Kyaw Thu Yin, U Win Tint, U Thet Oo, and U Than Kywe. He attended the State School of Fine Art in Yangon from 1997 to 2000, and later continued his studies under Win Pe Myint in 2000.

Than Kyaw Htay has exhibited his works in numerous solo and group shows in Myanmar and abroad. His solo exhibitions include “Silent Sweat” at River Art Gallery in Yangon in 2014, “Silent Steps” at River Art Gallery in Yangon in 2020, and “Silent Walks” at Retour de Voyage Art Gallery in L’isle Sur la Sorgue, France, also in 2020. He has participated in group shows such as “Myanmar 2050, River Gallery Artists Annual Exhibition” in Yangon in 2017, and “La Birmanie en 2019” at Retour de Voyage Gallery in France in 2019.

His works hold both artistic and cultural values. They reflect the social problems faced by the Rakhine people concerning water and present perspectives on the life and society of Myanmar’s people through beautiful paintings. He was honored with the “Artist Award 2022” from CLMTV&CN Contemporary Art Network, the six nations of the Mekong sub-region.

Than Kyaw Htay’s works have been collected by various institutions, including the World Bank Organization (Myanmar Branch). His art style is characterized by his use of vibrant colors and textured brushstrokes, often depicting rural life in Myanmar and its people.



Solo Show

2004 New Treasure Art Gallery, Yangon

2006 Ladies in Colour at Azada Art Gallery, Yangon

2011 The Vital Ministry of Culture Art Gallery, Yangon

2014 Silent Sweat at River Art Gallery, Yangon

2015 Pa Oh people, Artha Art Gallery, BangKok, Thailand

2015 Silent Sweat at Sur la Sorgue, France

2016 Silent Sweat at Suvannabhumi Art Gallery, Ching Mai, Thailand

2017 Silent Moves at River Art Gallery, Yangon

2020 Silent Steps at River Art Gallery, Yangon

2020 Silent Walks at Retour de Voyage Art Gallery, L’isle Sur la Sorgue, France


Group Show

2000 Treasure Art Gallery, Yangon

2001 Welcome to Thingyan, Group Show, Bogyoke Market, Yangon

2004 Yangon International Hotel, Yangon

2004 Myanmar Contemporary Art Awards – Exhibition of Finalists, Yangon

2006 Page 2006, Group Show, Lakkanat Gallery, Yangon

2007 Photographs by Artists, Photo Show, Yangon

2007 Page 2007, Group Show, Yadanabon Art Gallery, Yangon

2008 Myanmar Contemporary Art Awards Exhibition of Finalists, Yangon

2008 Truth, Beauty and Joy, Thamada Art Hall, Yangon

2008 6th Colourful Petals Art Exhibition, Yangon

2009 Sense 09 Art Show, Parkroyal Hotel, Yangon

2010 7th Colourful Petals Art Show, Yangon

2010 Friends Art Show, Two Man Show, New Treasure Art Gallery, Yangon

2010 5th Pink Window, Lokkanat Gallery, Yangon

2011 The Triumph of Impasto Art Exhibition, Dagaung Art Gallery, Yangon

2011 Myanmar National Portrait Competition 2011, FINALIST exhibition, The Strand Hotel, Yangon

2011 The Givers Group Show, Yangon, Myanmar

2011 Artist Thu Kha Memorial Show, New Treasure Art Gallery

2012 Page 2012 Art Exhibition, Lokanat Art Gallery

2012 Other Face of Nature Group Exhibition, Lokanat Art Gallery

2012 Colourful Step Art Show, Garden Home Art Gallery

2013 Northern Breeze Art show, Myanmar Artists Association Gallery, Yangon

2014 Golden Land Art Exhibition, New Idea Art Gallery, Yangon

2014 2nd Northern Breeze Art show, Myanmar Artists Association Gallery, Yangon

2015 No Rules Art Exhibition, Bikthano Gallery, Yangon

2015 3rd Nothern Breeze Art Show, Myanmar Artists Association Gallery, Yangon

2016 10/10 Anniversary Exhibitions, River Gallery, Yangon

2017 Myanmar 2050, River Gallery Artists Annual Exhibition, River Gallery, Yangon


Abroad Exhibitions

2004 Myanmar Contemporary Art Awards exhibition of finalists, Hong Kong

(Different artist name as Phyo Khant Kyaw)

2006 Singapore Art Fair 2006, Singapore

2007 Group Shows in San Francisco, Washington, New York, Princeton NJ, USA

2009 Myanmar Discovered Group Show, Hong Kong

2010 Myanmar Art & Culture, Group Show – Boston, USA

2010 New Beginning Group show, Princeton, USA

2011 Gallery Verde, Group Show, New York, USA

2011 Beyond the Boundary art show, Chiang Mai, Thailand

2011 Five Myanmar Painters art show, Kingston, USA

2011 Eye on Burma Group Show, the East Gallery, Toronto Canada

2012 Gallery Plan B, Art Exhibition, Washington, DC, USA

2012 Burma Rising, Art Exhibition, Hamptons, NY, USA

2013 From Myanmar with love Calcutta Art Club, India

2013 Wonder in the land-Group exhibition, The East Gallery, Toronto, Canada

2014 Burmese Spring at First Canadian Place Gallery, Toronto, Canada

2014 Leading Lights/New Works (Vietnam/Burma/Cambodia), ARTA gallery, Toranto, Canda

2014 Burmese Spring; at Fragrant Wood Gallery, Toronto, Canada

2014 Burma / Vietnam / Cambodia: Leading Lights,Group Exhibition, Toronto, Canada

2014 Burmese Spring; Vancouver, Canada

2015 “Daily Life In Myanmar”; two man show Sugar Bistro gallery, Taipei, Pingtung, Taiwan

2016 Art Revolution Taipei Art Fair, Taiwan

2016 MACAU Hotel Art Fair 2016, Macau, China

2017 Myanmar Rising Group Show of Young Myanmar Artists, France

2017 The Silk Road and World Civilizations, Beijing Art Biennale International, Beijing, China

2017 Group exhibition, at Sur la Sorgue, France

2018 Myanmar Rising Group Show, Netherlands

2019 La Birmanie en 2019 at Retour de Voyage Gallery, France



2018 Silent Moves Series, World Bank Organization (Myanmar Branch)

Artist Interview Video Link


No. 120, (Ground Floor), 51st Street (Middle), Pazontaung Township, Yangon, Myanmar

Contact Us

+95 9 759 477377

Open Hours

Daily 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Except Official Public Holidays in Myanmar

Connect with us

Izana Gallery © 2024. All Rights Reserved.